what are some good things to snack on through the day on a "lean mass gaining" regimen?

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    Sep 16, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    right now i usually snack on sunflower seeds, they seem like a pretty good in between meal snack
    18g fat
    no cholesterol
    90mg sodium
    4g carbs
    2g sugar
    2g fiber
    7g protein

    to me it just looks good so correct me if im wrong

    and any suggestions on good snacks to eat through the day are greatly appreciated!:icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:28 AM GMT
    Almonds are a better choice.

    1 oz has:
    15 g of fat, 1g Saturated, 4g Polyuns, 10g Monouns
    6g Protein
    3g Fiber
    1g Sugar


    Walnuts are also an excellent choice. They have omega 3 fatty acids in addition to good overall fat content, protein and fiber.


    If you are going to rely on nuts, eat the raw variety as the roasting process breaks down the nutritious oils.
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:37 AM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidAlmonds are a better choice.

    1 oz has:
    15 g of fat, 1g Saturated, 4g Polyuns, 10g Monouns
    6g Protein
    3g Fiber
    1g Sugar


    Walnuts are also an excellent choice. They have omega 3 fatty acids in addition to good overall fat content, protein and fiber.


    If you are going to rely on nuts, eat the raw variety as the roasting process breaks down the nutritious oils.


    Agreed!!icon_idea.gif
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    Sep 18, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    Yes....almonds are a better choice. Also:

    blueberries
    unbuttered popcorn
    raw, peeled, lightly salted carrots, cucumbers, zuchini, celery etc.
    no fat yoghurt
    no fat cottage cheese


    and I've been known to snack on uncooked whole wheat pasta...lol
  • UFJocknerd

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    Sep 18, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    I'd say if you're 140 lbs and looking to gain weight, replace those nuts with a big turkey sandwich and milk.
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    Sep 18, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    UFJocknerd saidI'd say if you're 140 lbs and looking to gain weight, replace those nuts with a big turkey sandwich and milk.


    Uh huh... snack should be synonym for small meal. icon_rolleyes.gif